BEND HEALTH & PERFORMANCE
Assess. Treat. Optimize. Perform.
Now Offering Massage Therapy
At Bend Health & Performance, we work hard so you can play hard! Our mission is to form a partnership with our patients to help them achieve their goals and enhance their quality of life. We feel that movement is inherent to healing. We can yield tremendous results together by helping our patients move more optimally and develop a more focused approach to navigating pain. We provide specific protocols for every stage of your health journey, from acute injury care and auto collision recovery to sports-specific rehabilitation and active care programs.
Chiropractic medicine is a profession based on the relationship between the structure of the spine and the function of the nervous system. If abnormal joint motion exists, this often creates nervous system dysfunction, muscle spasms/guarding, and suboptimal performance. Chiropractic adjustments have tremendous potential to help patients and can make a rapid, positive response.
Active Release Technique
Active Release Technique (ART) is considered the gold standard for soft tissue treatment. It combines movement and massage to break down scar tissue, generate increases in functional muscle length, and release fascial adhesions. ART treatments are effective for various conditions that affect the muscles, ligaments, nerves, and fascia. These conditions include headaches, back pain, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, and various knee issues.
During an ART treatment, a patient can expect to be guided through a specific movement pattern while the doctor uses manual pressure to generate tension in a specific tissue structure.
Kinesiology tape is very different from a true athletic tape. It has a built in elasticity that, when applied correctly, helps to pull the skin away from the underlying soft tissue. This increases blood flow and lymphatic drainage in the area, resulting in improved form and function, and warding off fatigue. Because it addresses the continual force and demand applied by any sport or repetitive activity, a wide variety of candidates can benefit from kinesiology tape.
The technique utilizes stainless steel instruments designed specifically to detect and effectively treat areas with soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
Graston Technique is effective because it provides controlled microtrauma to the affected soft tissue structures. The technique stimulates a local inflammatory response, which leads to remodeling and repair of affected soft tissues. The instruments allow doctors to identify and treat specific areas.
Functional rehabilitation combines various principles to return an injured or limited athlete to a more optimal performance level. It includes strength, flexibility, proprioceptive, and movement pattern interventions in order to maximize efficiency and explore their highest forms of athletic expression. The overall goal of rehabilitation and corrective exercise is to restore multi-planar function and improve tissue tolerance to the demands of their sport, activity, and life.
Functional rehabilitation differs from therapies that address the patient’s symptoms—such as heat, ice, and medication—the primary goal being to increase tolerance and capacity for the stresses of their sport. The athlete should begin rehabilitation as soon as the injury allows, good rehabilitation should be injury- and sport-focused, prioritizing effective stimulus and eliminating excess noise or volume.
Spinal Decompression Therapy
Spinal decompression has healed and changed the lives of many patients who had given up on finding an effective and non-invasive treatment. During this treatment, motorized traction is used to lengthen tissues around the spine. By introducing therapeutic traction forces to the spine and axial skeleton, in many cases we can make significant changes to symptomatic and objective measures related to disc pain, radiculopathy, ligamentous and muscular pathologies.
Spinal decompression is a very effective treatment for back pain related to sciatica, disc herniations, radiculopathies, arthritic pain, and many other forms of acute and chronic back pain. During treatment, your doctor will work with you to customize treatment to your specific needs.
PULSED ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD THERAPY
PEMF is a non-invasive and drug-free therapy that compliments other therapies and, together with a combination of regular exercise and a healthy diet, can aid acceleration of the healing process. However, individuals are advised to consult their physicians before changing any medication.
Since the cellular reaction takes place in every body, magnetic fields are not condition specific. As a result, PEMF therapy can be used to assist with the majority of conditions. In fact, clinical studies have demonstrated that PEMFs are capable of:
- Increasing circulation
- Decreasing inflammation
- Accelerating bone healing
- Enhancing muscle function
- Reducing the effects of stress
- Improving blood oxygenation, and much more
In addition to significantly enhancing resting circulation, therapeutic massage also clears metabolic waste in tissues, reduces physical restrictions, and increases contractile length in muscles.
To achieve the best possible results, our massage therapists blend modalities such as specific deep trigger point work, myofascial release, deep tissue massage, stretching, gua sha, and cupping.
Integrative sports acupuncture combines traditional Chinese acupuncture techniques with orthopedic or musculoskeletal techniques resulting in an effective modality for treating chronic pain or sports or overuse injuries. Various techniques are utilized such as dry needling, also known as trigger point acupuncture, electroacupuncture and neuro-meridian based acupuncture which result in a reduction of pain and inflammation and restored muscle function. Integrative sports acupuncture is effective for various conditions such as neck pain, back pain, migraines, tendonitis, sciatica, shoulder or knee pain, IT band syndrome, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis.
DR. SCOTT HAMMONS
Dr. Scott specializes in chiropractic spinal and extremity mobilization, Active Release Technique, Graston Technique, kinesio taping, and functional rehabilitation. Dr. Scott’s mantra is, “Move Better and Move Often.” He believes that his integrated approach to treatment maximizes health and human performance and allows his patients to achieve their goals.
Dr. Scott, his wife, and their three kids moved from Seattle to Bend in 2012 and feel blessed to be part of such an amazing community. When Dr. Scott is not in the office he enjoys skiing, swimming, mountain biking, running and spending time with his family.
Dr. Scott Hammons is a graduate of Palmer Chiropractic College in San Jose, California. He initially studied Physical Therapy at Eastern Washington University but decided to change gears and go into Chiropractic. He founded Elite Sports and Spine, a sports-based chiropractic clinic in 1999 in Bellevue, Washington and grew the business to include three locations. Dr. Scott, as his patients refer to him, has been a team doctor for the Leukemia Society and the Arthritis Foundation, overseeing and treating thousands of runners and walkers as well as treating numerous professional, high school, and even grade school athletes. He has frequently been a guest presenter on injury prevention topics in the Seattle area and has been recognized as one of the top chiropractors in the Best of Western Washington and Seattle A-List. Dr. Scott has also been a guest lecturer at the University of Washington in the pre-med program and has been featured in many northwestern publications.
Dr. Dan Rhodes
Dr. Dan Rhodes graduated from Palmer West Chiropractic in 1998. And spent his first year of practice working with Dr. Nick Athens who was the team chiropractor for the San Francisco Giants and 49ers. While working with Dr. Athens and having the opportunity to work with many professional athletes Dr. Dan continued his education by obtaining his Care of the Elite Professional Athlete certificate (CEPA) which focuses on the treatment of sports injuries through the use of many soft tissue and physical therapy techniques used in conjunction with chiropractic adjustments of both spinal and extremities.
After which time Dr. Dan practiced for 17 years in Half Moon Bay CA. in a solo practice where he could concentrate on whole body care of each patient without having to rush appointments. Dr. Dan has become Graston Certified and incorporates Graston treatment into helping people recover quicker from a wide variety of injuries. Since moving to Bend in 2016 Dr. Dan has continued to treat patients as an associate in a small practice where longer appointments time maintained a priority to ensure high quality care.
Dan’s philosophy on health is that although the human body has an amazing ability to heal itself, we often need to give it a push in the right direction to speed up the process. Many injuries are a combination of both skeletal and soft tissue issues and to treat them you need to incorporate a total body approach including a lot of soft tissue treatments using techniques such as myofascial release, Graston technique, and Active Release Techniques as well as strength and stabilization rehabilitation.
Outside the office, Dr. Dan can often be found exploring the beautiful central Oregon outdoors with his daughters Stella and Adelaine. Also he’s an avid runner for 30+ years and frequently competes in ultra/trail events as well as the occasional triathlon. He has applied his many years of running experience by volunteering to coach with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as a run coach for Team In Training. Since moving to Bend in 2016 Dr. Dan has continued coaching and mentoring running groups with FootZone.
DC, MS, CCSP, CSCS
Dr. Goulet, a chiropractor since 2011, earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Eastern Oregon University. Continuing his education at the University of Western States in Portland, he obtained a Master’s in Science in Sports and Exercise Science and a Doctorate in Chiropractic. Specializing in sports rehabilitation, Dr. Goulet utilizes a Neurocentric Approach along with techniques such as Graston, cupping, and kinesiology taping.
He integrates cutting-edge methods like dermal traction and blood flow restriction therapy using the Delfi BFR unit for accelerated recovery. Certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Dr. Goulet focuses on optimal movement patterns to address acute injuries and promote long-term improvements. Beyond the clinic, he is a passionate Professional Triathlete and endurance sports coach, achieving success with Age-Group National and World Championships in triathlon, duathlon, and aquathlon. Dr. Goulet firmly believes that everyone deserves the pinnacle of care to unlock their optimal performance in life.
Lauren Mendez, L.Ac. is a licensed acupuncturist and is nationally certified in Oriental Medicine through NCCAOM. Lauren has completed post graduate training in orthopedic acupuncture over the past 6 years through her continuing education. Lauren also holds her advanced certification in Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy, also known as Dry Needling. She is passionate about offering an effective, minimally invasive solution to common sports and overuse injuries to her patients. She also holds her certification in holistic nutrition through Bauman College.
Lauren has a background in classical ballet and is an avid hiker and runner. She has additionally been trained in Shiatsu, Tui Na, and Craniosacral Therapy. Lauren loves human anatomy and offers an intuitive touch. She is very excited to call Bend home, to explore the surrounding beauty and to share her work with the community.
How do I make a new patient appointment?
What are the clinic hours?
- Mon-Fri from 7am-7pm.
What should I wear to my appointment?
Great question! Please wear or bring athletic clothing that you can change into, shorts are preferred!
How should I prepare for my first appointment?
- Please fill out our online intake paperwork before coming in – you will be sent a prompt via email once your appointment time is confirmed.
- Wear athletic/comfortable clothing – shorts preferred!
- If possible, please bring any records of imaging or anything pertinent to you or your injury.
- For auto accidents, please bring any information pertinent to your case.
How long are my appointments?
- Our initial assessment and treatment is one hour, subsequent appointments are anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.
Where are you located?
Bend Health & Performance is located inside of Tetherow Sport @ 61239 Tetherow Drive Ste 208. The front desk staff can direct you to a seating area when you arrive.
Does my insurance cover treatment and what is the cost?
Dr Scott Hammons is a cash time of service provider but can provide patients with a superbill to submit to their insurance for possible reimbursement. Payments for services can be made by cash, check, credit card, HSA of FSA.
Dr Dan Rhodes is a preferred provider with Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Pacific Source, Providence Cigna and First Choice.
Located at tetherow sport
Bend Health & Performance is located at Tetherow Sport, a fitness facility that offers state-of-the-art cardio machines, weight lifting equipment, hot tubs, and a relaxing sauna. In this space, we have all of the equipment and tools we need to treat our patients holistically, maximizing human performance, preventing injury, and helping you come back to your sport better than ever before!